The organizational costs for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Tbilisi have amounted to at least 1.79 million GEL. The majority of these expenses were financed from the Government Reserve Fund, which goes against the purpose of the Reserve Fund, as well as the principles of good governance and OGP.
Transparency International Georgia assessed Risks attributed to subcontracting in public procurement system. Despite the Georgian public procurement system meets high transparency standards, subcontracting remains an exception. The information on subcontracting is almost absent. Due to a lack of information, it is hard to have a full picture on problematic issues existing in subcontracting practices.
Addressing High-Level Corruption in Georgia: Progress Toward Meeting the EU-Georgia Association Agenda Commitments
Together with its partner organizations, Transparency International Georgia continues to monitor the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and Association Agenda. Under this project, which is coordinated by the Open Society Georgia Foundation, our studies focus the parts of the relevant documents dedicated to anti-corruption policy and public administration reform.
We would like to respond to the criticism of the report on public procurement published by Transparency International Georgia that was expressed by the head of the State Procurement Agency (SPA) at the press conference held on 26 December.
Last week the attention of the public was drawn to the statements made by representatives of LTD Citroën Georgia, including Giorgi Gachechiladze (also known as “Utsnobi”), concerning the irregularities in state tenders for motor vehicle procurement. At the same time, these statements criticized the Georgian Prime Minister.
Statement on the Occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day
Transparency International Georgia continues to explore the degree of transparency and accountability in state-owned enterprises.